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Trying to steer this topic to a new thread and off the great thread that was started and should be left to run as it was started.

I feel my wife is safer driving a full size SUV, as opposed to running around in a Dodge Neon or similar, others apparently don't feel that way. Here's a thread to make your thoughts known on that subject.
 

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I agree with you buss,Big is better and safer in my mind,If a Hummer H2 would fit in my garage " Trust me I tried " We would have one!
 

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I agree, bigger is better in a crash........I don't care what way you slice it, there is a lot more room for things to twist and crush without causing any type of injury.....

As far as their being more crashes involving SUV's it's because a lot of people don't know how to drive a rear wheel drive vehicle in incliment weather.......

My wife drives a Tahoe, and I would much rather pay for the gas in that, and my full size truck, and have us be safer, and better equipped to drive safely in some of the places/weather we get around here........the Township here sometimes leaves 8 inches of snow on the road before they start plowing, and they refuse to use salt, so yea, front wheel drive cars only get you so far.....
 

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I agree with all of you so far !!
 

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Having worked for a towing service for 3 years, I seen first-hand the end result when some of these small cars met a full-size vehicle head-on in a crash, or even in an accident involving a tree or cement culvert. Most of the smaller vehicles were severely damaged and the some of the full size had very minor damage. I had a car rear-end the back of my Blazer several years ago, he had $8500 damage, I had $300, the cost of a gas tank that got damaged and was leaking.
 

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I work in transportation.

Every Fatal accident involving an auto doing wrong has been a small car, toyota echo, chevy cavalier.

I watched the FD jaws of life a nissan part after a minor collision w/ a bobtail tractor.

I'll pay the gas prices to stay in my full size vehicles!
 

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Funny, the guy who disagreed about SUV's on the chevy runs deep thread.....has failed to join in.....
 

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You need to get yourself a 74' Sedan Deville. Nothing safer than a boat load of steel between you and the other guy!
 

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I,m just tellin you Buzz on what I see on the news everyday and in my travels.Plus everytime there is a major s/storm they are the ones totaled.I have held a Pa Inspection and Emission liscense for years and hung around alot of garages in my day.The way these cars are built today unless your in a fender bender your gonna be dead in a serious accident.Bushmaster is correct.Great classic American Iron was the best and these new SUV,s give very little protection.You guys are talkin car on truck.Most of the fatal Suv crashes happen if they hit a Cavalier or a snow bank cause once they wreck they mostly roll,flip,etc.Even in a big new Suv if you hit a small car head on both drivers are more than likely to be killed.
 

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I have been around a few years myself, drove more miles than most, and saw my share of wrecks. I can't see how you can claim that a full size, full frame SUV is not a safer vehicle than some sub compact car with no frame ?
A Chevy Tahoe vs a Dodge Neon in a head on..?????? I will say that if both vehicles are going 70mph, it won't end well for either, but I would much rather take my chances in the full size!!
A pic in the local paper today shows a car that was stopped, and a pick up rear ended it. Cab of pick up looked fine, front bumper of pick up was just about in back seat of little car.

Sorry, I get the fact that you have a issue with women driving SUV's, but you are wrong about the safety factor. Not saying SUV's are bullet proof, just saying they are heck of a lot safer than some little sub compact car................
 

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I never said that a small car was safer in a wreck with a Suv.I said Suv,s in general are a very unsafe vehicle.Most of the wrecks with them are fatal and most are wrecks w/out another vehicle involved.Those clumsy things are constantly involved in one vehicle crashes.Enough said.
 

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good ole boy said:
I never said that a small car was safer in a wreck with a Suv.I said Suv,s in general are a very unsafe vehicle.Most of the wrecks with them are fatal and most are wrecks w/out another vehicle involved.Those clumsy things are constantly involved in one vehicle crashes.Enough said.
Just to clarify, are you saying SUV's are more dangerous to drive than those little cars ????
 

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in 09 the IIHS crashed a09 impala into a 59 impala the pass. in the 09 has a knee inj. the pass. in the 59 is dead on impact. the autos built today are safer. designed crushzones,airbags, ultrahigh strength steels, and the list goes on. i have worked inthe collision industry for over 20 years and see it everyday
 

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I agree, todays vehicles are safer for reasons you just mentioned. But I also believed that todays "BIGGER" vehicles are safer than todays puny little gas saver cars.
 
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